"Comic book novels" might seem like an oxymoron. Sure, between Justice League, Wonder Woman, and the constant stream of Marvel flicks dominating the box office this year, comic book movies are mainstream hits. It makes sense for the dynamic visuals of comics to translate spectacularly to the big screen. Wouldn't a novelization lose some of that magic? Recent publishing trends are proving the opposite, with an influx of comic book novelizations that write panel-by-panel action directly onto the page. The exciting result is what Emma Nichols calls "cross-pollination," giving reluctant readers a gateway into novels, while chapter book fans find an entry point to the highly adaptable world of comics.